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News vom 03.12.2018

CHE University Ranking of Master’s programmes in the subjects of Mathematics and Computer Science now online

The latest online ranking, now published, reflects the opinions of students pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science at universities and at universities of applied sciences, as well as the ratings of university Mathematics students. Based on this ranking of Master’s programmes, ZEIT Campus has published the results of a selection of criteria: overall study situation, support during studies, international orientation, and completion of degree within a reasonable time.

In the national ranking, TU Kaiserslautern and the University of Magdeburg were rated highly by their students in the subject of Mathematics at universities. The international orientation of Master’s programmes is very good at many universities. The aspects considered to assess this criteria include the number of students who complete study abroad, the range of courses delivered in a foreign language, and the percentage of international students on the programme.

Master’s programmes in Computer Science were assessed at both universities and universities of applied sciences. At universities, the overall study situation and the level of support provided on the course were rated highly by students at the University of Bamberg, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, the University of Konstanz, Technische Universität München, the University of Oldenburg, Saarland University and Hasso Plattner Institute of the University of Potsdam. Augsburg University of Applied Sciences and OTH Regensburg received excelling ratings from their students in the CHE University Ranking of Master’s programmes in Computer Science at universities of applied sciences.

In the subject of Computer Science, it is striking that very many departments at both universities and universities of applied sciences end up in the bottom group when it comes to the fact-based indicator “completion of degree within a reasonable time”. Sonja Berghoff, deputy project leader of the CHE University Ranking, believes there is a logical reason for the poor performance in this indicator: “Many Computer Science students are already in high demand whilst still at university, and are able to combine theory with practice by taking on good jobs. This means that they often take longer to finish university.”

More than 20 criteria were included in the new ranking of Master’s programmes. In addition to ratings by students, who were surveyed between April and July 2018, the ranking also included the results of fact-based indicators, such as the number of Master’s students in the department and its international orientation.

The latest edition of ZEIT CAMPUS 1/2019 is available from 4 December 2018.

CHE University Ranking
The CHE University Ranking of more than 30 subjects has provided information and transparency for 20 years, helping prospective students to choose the degree programme that is right for them. It is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking in the German-speaking world. The ranking involves assessing more than 300 universities and universities of applied sciences, and surveying over 150,000 students. Besides providing facts about academic studies, teaching and research, the ranking also features students’ opinions about study conditions at their higher education institution. The ranking of Master’s programmes in the subjects of Mathematics and Computer Science is now also available at ZEIT CAMPUS ONLINE.

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